Games of 2010 is a sneak peak at some of the titles The Black Panel is likely to cover over the next 12 months.
London based studio Splash Damage is poised to deliver one the year’s most sophisticated first person shooters. BRINK depicts the struggle to control a failed utopia (is there any other kind?) known as the Ark against a backdrop of rising seas and social discordance. Experience earned across all single and multiplayer modes can be used to customise your character’s appearance and skill set. According to publisher Bethesda Softworks, Brink will arrive on PC, 360 and PS3 in spring 2010.
Take a revered work of meditative Italian literature and transform it into a God of War style orgy of violence and exploitation. What a grand notion, eh? According to EA and Visceral Games, DANTE’S INFERNO sees you carving your way through the nine levels of hell in a desperate attempt to liberate the soul of your special lady. The game, which is sure to supplant Alighieri’s original in high schools and universities, is due for release on 360 and PS3 on Thursday 4 February 2010.
A roaming third person action game, DARKSIDERS is the inaugural release from Vigil Games, the THQ studio co-founded by comic book creator Joe Madureira. As one of the fabled four horsemen of the apocalypse, you’ll be crossing (comically large) swords with forces of heaven and hell. Featuring expressive art design and chaotic combat, Darksiders is due for release on 360 and PS3 on Thursday 7 January 2010.
Almost 70 years after his death, inventor Nikola Tesla continues to loom large in the creative zeitgeist. A virtual Tesla is responsible for the futuristic technology, including a jet pack, featured in DARK VOID, the forthcoming aerial combat title from Capcom and Airtight Games. Inspired by the sci-fi adventures of the pulp era, Dark Void challenges you to defend planet Earth from inter-dimensional marauders. Originally scheduled for 2009, Dark Void is now due on PC, 360 and PS3 on Thursday 21 January 2010.
ENSLAVED is a post apocalyptic action game from Ninja Theory, the UK studio responsible for Heavenly Sword. As the regrettably named Monkey, you’re forced into the service of a desperate aristocrat. Obey her commands or she will end your life, such as it is, by detonating charges imbedded in your collar. This is what you get for agreeing to an individual workplace agreement. Publisher Namco Bandai is yet to pinpoint a release date for this promising 360 and PS3 adventure.